Personal injury claims are filed when someone is injured due to the negligence of another person or entity. The most common personal injury claims include:
- Car accidents: Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in the United States. These accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
- Premises liability accidents: Premises liability accidents occur when someone is injured on someone else’s property due to a hazard that the property owner knew or should have known about. These accidents can happen in a variety of places, such as businesses, restaurants, and apartment complexes.
- Workplace accidents: Workplace accidents are another common type of personal injury claim. These accidents can occur due to unsafe working conditions, defective equipment, or the negligence of a co-worker.
- Medical malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider makes a mistake that results in an injury to a patient. These mistakes can range from misdiagnosis to surgical errors.
- Dog bites: Dog bites are a type of animal attack that can cause serious injuries, including infection, scarring, and even death. In most cases, the owner of the dog is liable for the injuries caused by their pet.
What to do if you’ve been injured.
If you have been injured in an accident due to another person or entity’s negligence, get medical attention immediately. This will help to document your injuries and establish a timeline for your recovery. Collect evidence of the accident. This includes taking photos of the scene, getting witness statements, and saving any relevant medical records. File a police report. This will create a record of the accident and help to establish fault. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you to gather evidence, negotiate with the insurance company, and file a lawsuit if necessary.
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If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our firm today for an initial consultation.